70-200 VR II F.2.8 +1.4 TC or 300 f4 which do you recommend Pl help!!!

Started Sep 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
Joe Porto Senior Member • Posts: 1,064
Re: hmmmm

TheronFamily wrote:

stadimiri wrote:

hi guys

My interest is mainly wild life,birding and landscapes.i shoot with Nikon D300 + nikon 300 f 4+14.tc and 16-85, tokina 11-16 for landscapes

i am seriously considering switching to 70- 200 VR II f2.8 + 1.4 TC instead because
1. better range especially shooting large mammals and large BIF

so, this says to me you are getting close enough to overfill the frame with 300mm with or without 1.4, and cannot zoom out, hence the need for the zoom. 70-200 would make sense.

If this is the case, then focus breathing of the 70-200mm should be taken onto account, as you really aren't getting anything close to 200mm at closer distances. Per Thom Hogan:

Marked 200mm is really:

1.4m 134mm
2m 147mm
3m 164mm
5m 176mm
10m 186mm
Infinity 192mm

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Canon PowerShot G15 Nikon D7000 Nikon D750 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3-5-4.5G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II +5 more
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